In one of the more bizarre cannabis related news items/ celebrity gossip stories of 2019, two billionaires including the heir to the Coca Cola company, were arrested last week when 5 thousand cannabis plants totalling millions of dollars were found on his private plane. The plane also happened to contain Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his family who were riding as passengers.
Alkiviades David or Alki, is the heir to the third largest Coca Cola bottling plant in the world in Athens, Greece. He and his business partner Chase Ergen were reportedly detained by customs officials when they landed in St. Kitts, an island in the Caribbean known as a playground for the rich and famous. They had in their possession an estimated 1.3 million dollars worth of cannabis plants. Alki and Ergen claimed that they were importing the plants, with which they planned to start a legal cannabis business. Alki later made the claim that the plants were hemp plants and were therefore not illegal. So they were basically smuggling weed into the country?
Both were released after 8 hours with Alki having to pay a bail of 30k and turning over all travel documents. He was later arrested again when he tried to leave the country. Even more bizarrely, Ergen was arrested again days later when he was found in possession of Ketamine, aka Special K, which he claimed was medicinal. Ketamine, a horse tranquilizer and popular club drug, can also be used to treat depression, but I highly doubt that this is the case here (pun intentional or unintentional? You decide). Ergen remains locked up, but since he’s wealthy he’ll probably receive nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
The Rhys Meyers family had no part in the pair’s smuggling operation, but this did not stop customs officials from subjecting the actor’s wife and mother in law to what I’m sure was a humiliating cavity search.
Alki and Ergen will both be just fine because they are rich. They will pay a huge fine and maybe have to do some community service. Ergen might have to do some time for the Special K, but if he does you can guarantee that he will do time in a nice white collar prison for nice rich boys. Meanwhile poor people of color will continue to be arrested for carrying around dime bags. Smell that? That’s the smell of justice and it reeks more than weeks old bong water.
Source: Fox News
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